Since the PlayStation 3 was always meant to take over the computer, the introduction of a wireless keyboard was only a matter of time, as without it, browsing the internet is nearly impossible. And of course, with the introduction of PlayStation Network Home and other clients, gamers needed a way to be able to chat with each other.
So last year, Sony came out with a clip-on keyboard for the SixAxis or DualShock 3 controller, which frankly made the whole unit remind me a bit of Darth Vader!
The peripherals is quite ugly and tips the weight of the controlle forward by an unhealthy amount. Plus, since it comes right above L1 and R1 buttons, switching between the four forward-facing buttons invariably does up with your fingers scraping the bottom of the keypad.
Altogether, it’s quite ugly and annoying experience and I don’t really recommend it. However, if you are interested in a wireless Keyboard for your PlayStation 3, you would do well to check out the Logitec Cordless MediaBoard Pro.
Blu-Ray — The PlayStation 3 was also to introduce Sony’s new format for optical disks, dubbed Blu-Ray. By now, the was between Sony’s Blu-Ray and Toshiba’s HD-DVD is long over with the former emerging triumphant, but at the time of the PlayStation 3′s launch, it was a big deal indeed.
Sony was touting these disks as the future of multimedia, and gaming in particular, with a single Blu-Ray disk being able to store over 30GB of data. The next generation optical disk promised games at a more rapid pace and with loads of extra content.
Why would a Blu-Ray ROM affect release dates of games? Well, a large portion of developing a video game is in figuring out how to div millions of lines of programming into tiny 4.5 – 9 GB DVDs that are currently available. If a disk allowed programmers to not go through the shrinkage process, the ability to release a game becomes that much faster.